Albert Brooks Biography
Albert Lawrence Brooks best known as Albert Brooks is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He was born on July 22nd, 1947 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
He is from a Jewish family and his parents are Thelma Leeds and Harry Einstein. He is the brother to late Bob Einstein and Cliff Einstein. He attended Beverly Hills High School.
Albert Brooks Age
He was born on July 22nd, 1947 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. He is 71 years old as of 2018.
Albert Brooks Real Name
He was born originally as Albert Lawrence Einstein.
Albert Brooks Mother
His mother Thelma Leeds was an actress and a singer.
Albert Brooks Brother
He is the brother to late Bob Einstein and Cliff Einstein.
Albert Brooks Wife
He has been married to Kimberly Shlain since 1997. The couple has two children together, Jacob and Claire.
Albert Brooks Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $ 23 million.
Albert Brooks Acting
Streams went to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, however, dropped out following one year to concentrate on his satire profession. By the age of 19, he had changed his expert name to Albert Brooks, kidding that “the genuine Albert Einstein changed his name to sound progressively savvy”.
He started a satire profession and rapidly turned into a standard on assortment and syndicated programs during the late 1960s and mid-1970s. Streams drove another age of self-intelligent gen X-er funnies showing up on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
His dramatic persona, that of a self-absorbed, narcissistic, anxious comic, an amusing showbiz insider who punctured himself before a crowd of people by dismantling his dominance of comedic stagecraft, affected other ’70s post-present day humorists, including Steve Martin, Martin Mull, and Andy Kaufman.
After two fruitful parody collections, Comedy Minus One (1973) and the Grammy Award–selected A Star Is Bought (1975), Brooks left the high-quality circuit to attempt his hand as a producer. He had effectively made his first short film, The Famous Comedians School, a satiric short and an early case of the mockumentary subgenre that was publicized in 1972 on the PBS demonstrate The Great American Dream Machine. In 1975, Brooks coordinated six short films for the primary period of NBC’s Saturday Night Live:
- October 11, 1975, episode (host: George Carlin): “The Impossible Truth”
- October 18, 1975, episode (host: Paul Simon): failed Candid Camera stunts and home movies
- October 25, 1975, episode (host: Rob Reiner): heart surgery
- November 8, 1975, episode (host: Candice Bergen): the upcoming season
- December 13, 1975, episode (host: Richard Pryor): sick
- January 9, 1976, episode (host: Elliott Gould): audience test screening
In 1976, he showed up in his first standard film job, in Martin Scorsese’s milestone Taxi Driver; Scorsese enabled Brooks to ad-lib a lot of his exchange. Streams had handled the job subsequent to moving to Los Angeles to enter the film business.
In a meeting, Brooks referenced a discussion he had with Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader, in which Schrader said that Brooks’ character was the just one in the motion picture that he proved unable “comprehend” – a comment that Brooks discovered entertaining, as the film’s screw-up was an insane maverick.
Streams coordinated his first element film, Real Life, in 1979. The film, wherein Brooks (playing a form of himself) films a regular rural family with an end goal to win both an Oscar and a Nobel Prize, was a sendup of PBS’s An American Family narrative.
It has additionally been seen as prognosticating the future development of unscripted tv. Creeks likewise showed up in the film Private Benjamin (1980), featuring Goldie Hawn. (He got featuring credits in the film, in spite of the fact that his character kicks the bucket inside generally the main half-hour of the film.)
Through the 1980s and 1990s, Brooks co-composed (with long-lasting associate Monica Johnson), coordinated and featured in a progression of generally welcomed comedies, playing variations on his standard psychotic and self-fixated character.
These incorporate 1981’s Modern Romance, where Brooks played a film manager urgent to win back his ex (Kathryn Harrold). The film got a constrained discharge and eventually earned under $3 million locally. It was generally welcomed by pundits, with one commentator remarking that the film was “not Brooks getting it done, yet at the same time interesting”.
His best-got film, Lost in America (1985), included Brooks and Julie Hagerty as a team who leave their elitist way of life and drop out of society to live in an RV as they have constantly longed for doing, meeting frustration.
Creeks’ Defending Your Life (1991) set his lead character in the hereafter, put on preliminary to legitimize his human feelings of dread and decide his grandiose destiny. Faultfinders reacted to the strange reason and the science among Brooks and Meryl Streep, as his post-demise love intrigue.
His later endeavors did not discover huge crowds, yet at the same time held Brooks’ touch as a movie producer. He gathered positive audits for Mother (1996), which featured Brooks as a moderately aged essayist moving back home to determine strains among himself and his mom (Debbie Reynolds).
1999’s The Muse included Brooks as a Hollywood screenwriter who has “lost his edge”, utilizing the administrations of a valid dream (Sharon Stone) for motivation. In a meeting with Brooks concerning The Muse, Gavin Smith stated, “Rivulets’ unmistakable film making style is surprisingly circumspect and unemphatic; he has a light, deft touch, with an old-style exactness and economy, shooting and cutting his scenes in smooth, consistent progressions of medium shots, with spotless, high-key lighting.”
Streams have shown up as a visitor’s voice on The Simpsons multiple times during its run (constantly under the name A. Streams). He is portrayed as the best visitor star in the show’s history by IGN, especially for his job as supervillain Hank Scorpio in the scene “You Only Move Twice”.
Creeks likewise acted in other essayists’ and chiefs’ movies during the 1980s and 1990s. He had an appearance in the opening scene of Twilight Zone: The Movie, playing a driver whose traveler (Dan Aykroyd) has a stunning mystery. In James L. Creeks’ hit Broadcast News (1987), Albert Brooks was selected for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing an uncertain, especially moral system TV correspondent, who offers the facetious inquiry, “Wouldn’t this be an extraordinary world if instability and franticness made us increasingly appealing?” He likewise won positive notification for his job in 1998’s Out of Sight, playing a dishonest investor and ex-convict.
Rivulets got positive audits for his depiction of a withering retail location proprietor who becomes a close acquaintance with disappointed teenager Leelee Sobieski in My First Mister (2001). Rivulets proceeded with his voiceover work in Pixar’s Finding Nemo (2003), as the voice of Marlin, one of the film’s heroes.
In 2005, his film Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World was dropped by Sony Pictures because of their longing to change the title. Warner Independent Pictures bought the film and gave it a restricted discharge in January 2006; the film got blended audits and a low film industry net.
Similarly, as with Real Life, Brooks plays a fictionalized “Albert Brooks”, a producer apparently authorized by the U.S. government to perceive what makes the Muslim individuals snicker, and sending him on a voyage through India and Pakistan.
In 2006 he showed up in the narrative film Wanderlust as David Howard from Lost in America. The narrative included numerous other understood individuals. In 2007, he proceeded with his long haul joint effort with The Simpsons by voicing Russ Cargill, the focal adversary of The Simpsons Movie.
He has played Lenny Botwin, Nancy Botwin’s alienated dad-in-law, on Showtime’s TV arrangement Weeds. St. Martin’s Press distributed his first novel, 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America, on May 10, 2011.
In 2011, Brooks co-featured as the horrible criminal Bernie Rose, the primary foe in the film Drive, close by Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. His presentation got much basic commendation and positive audits, with a few commentators broadcasting Brooks’ exhibition as one of the film’s best perspectives.
In the wake of accepting honors and selections from a few film celebrations and commentator gatherings, yet not an Academy Award designation, Brooks reacted amusingly on Twitter, “And to the Academy: ‘You don’t care for me. You truly don’t care for me’.”
In 2016, Brooks voiced Tiberius, a curmudgeonly red-followed sell in The Secret Life of Pets, and repeated the job of Marlin from Finding Nemo in the 2016 spin-off Finding Dory. Dory is Brooks’ biggest netting film to date.
Albert Brooks Movies
- Taxi Driver
- Real Life
- Private Benjamin
- Modern Romance
- Twilight Zone: The Movie
- Terms of Endearment
- Unfaithfully Yours
- Lost in America
- Broadcast News
- Defending Your Life
- I’ll Do Anything
- The Scout
- Critical Care
- Dr. Dolittle
- Out of Sight
- The Muse
- My First Mister
- The In-Laws
- Finding Nemo
- Exploring the Reef
- Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
- The Simpsons Movie
- This Is 40
- A Most Violent Year
- The Little Prince
- Finding Dory
- The Secret Life of Pets
- I Love You, Daddy
- The Secret Life of Pets 2
- Hot Wheels
- The Odd Couple
- Love, American Style
- The New Dick Van Dyke Show
- Saturday Night Live
- The Famous Comedians School
- The Simpsons
- Rattletrap Car
Albert Brooks Lost In America
Apart from being the actor in this movie, he was also the writer and director. He portrayed David Howard in this movie. After being snubbed at his advertising job, Los Angeles yuppie David Howard (Albert Brooks) convinces his wife, Linda (Julie Hagerty), to quit her job and join him on a cross-country road trip.
The two liquidate their assets and leave the West Coast in a Winnebago, intent on finding themselves and discovering America. But during a stop in Las Vegas, the couple loses their savings at a roulette wheel and begins to see that their idealized notion of the American experience is terribly misguided.
Initial release: 15 March 1985 (USA)
Director: Albert Brooks
Box office: 10.18 million USD
Budget: 13 million USD
Screenplay: Albert Brooks, Monica Johnson
Albert Brooks Simpsons
In The Simpsons ( Movie ), he voiced the character, Russ Cargill. He has been with The Simpsons series since 1990 voicing several characters. This long-running animated comedy focuses on the eponymous family in the town of Springfield in an unnamed U.S. state.
The head of the Simpson family, Homer, is not a typical family man. A nuclear-plant employee, he does his best to lead his family but often finds that they are leading him. The family includes loving, blue-haired matriarch Marge, troublemaking son Bart, overachieving daughter Lisa and baby Maggie. Other Springfield residents include the family’s religious neighbor, Ned Flanders, family physician Dr. Hibbert, Moe the bartender and police chief Clancy Wiggum.
No. of episodes: 650 (list of episodes)
Program creator: Matt Groening
Albert Brooks Modern Romance
He was the writer and director and he played the character role of Robert Cole in this movie. A film editor (Albert Brooks) breaks up and makes up with his girlfriend (Kathryn Harrold), unsure if he is in love.
Initial release: 13 March 1981 (USA)
Director: Albert Brooks
Editor: David Finfer
Box office: 2.864 million USD
Screenplay: Albert Brooks, Monica Johnson
Albert Brooks Real Life
He wrote and directed this film and also played the main role as himself. Filmmaker Albert Brooks wants to create a documentary that will get to the very heart of what it means to be an American family. To that end, he persuades the Yeagers of Phoenix, Ariz., to let him and his camera crew document virtually every moment of their waking lives. What’s supposed to be a cinematic presentation of reality, however, soon becomes something quite different, as Brooks can’t stop himself from comically interfering in their lives.
Initial release: 2 March 1979 (New York City)
Director: Albert Brooks
Box office: 364,642 USD
Music composed by Mort Lindsey
Screenplay: Albert Brooks, Harry Shearer, Monica Johnson
Albert Brooks Drive
He was Bernie Rose in this 2011 movie. Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he’s been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her young son, Benicio (Kaden Leos).
When Irene’s husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver’s help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.
Initial release: 13 August 2011 (United Kingdom)
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Featured song: A Real Hero
Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel
Box office: 81.4 million USD
Albert Brooks Defending Your Life
He wrote and directed the movie, Defending Your Life. He also played the character role of Daniel Miller. Daniel Miller (Albert Brooks) isn’t having a good week. For starters, he died after he got hit by a bus. Then he discovers that in the afterlife he must defend his actions on Earth in order to ascend to a higher plane of existence.
While awaiting judgment, he falls in love with Julia (Meryl Streep), whose near-perfect life on Earth seemingly makes her a shoo-in for ascension. However, Daniel’s actions in his life might not be enough for him to move on.
Initial release: 22 March 1991
Director: Albert Brooks
Screenplay: Albert Brooks
Music composed by Michael Gore, Erroll Garner
Costume design: Deborah Lynn Scott, Deborah Hopper, George L. Little
Albert Brooks Taxi Driver
He played the character role of Tom in this movie. Suffering from insomnia, disturbed loner Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) takes a job as a New York City cabbie, haunting the streets nightly, growing increasingly detached from reality as he dreams of cleaning up the filthy city.
When Travis meets pretty campaign worker Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), he becomes obsessed with the idea of saving the world, first plotting to assassinate a presidential candidate, then directing his attentions toward rescuing 12-year-old prostitute Iris (Jodie Foster).
Initial release: 8 February 1976 (USA)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay: Paul Schrader
Featured song: Theme From Taxi Driver
Albert Brooks Finding Nemo
He voiced the character, Marlin, in this 2003 animated movie. Marlin (Albert Brooks), a clownfish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), who has a foreshortened fin. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is caught by a diver and horrified Marlin must set out to find him.
A blue reef fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) — who has a really short memory — joins Marlin and complicates the encounters with sharks, jellyfish, and a host of ocean dangers. Meanwhile, Nemo plots his escape from a dentist’s fish tank.
Initial release: 30 May 2003 (Canada)
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Featured song: Finding Nemo: Nemo Egg (main title)
Albert Brooks Weeds
He played Lenny Botwin in 2008 for 4 episodes. Widowed suburbanite Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) starts growing and selling marijuana to make enough money to support her family after her husband’s unexpected death leaves her in big debt.
Nancy has associates in her pot-growing business, which include Andy, who is her brother-in-law, and pot-smoking City Councilman Doug Wilson. Then there’s the business of trying to keep the whole thing secret from people like her neighbor Celia.
First episode date: 7 August 2005
Theme song: Little Boxes
No. of episodes: 102 (list of episodes)
Program creator: Jenji Kohan
Albert Brooks Broadcast News
He portrayed Aaron Altman in this show. Intelligent satire of American television news. A highly-strung news producer finds herself strangely attracted to a vapid anchorman even though she loathes everything he personifies. To make matters worse, her best friend, a talented but not particularly telegenic news reporter, is secretly in love with her.
Initial release: 16 December 1987 (USA)
Director: James L. Brooks
Screenplay: James L. Brooks
Box office: 67.33 million USD
Albert Brooks SNL
From 1975-1976, he was the writer and director of several segments of Saturday Night Live. Live from New York for more than four decades, celebrity hosts join an award-winning ensemble cast to perform comedic sketches, satirical news and digital shorts, alongside popular musical acts.
Capturing the pop-culture zeitgeist, the show’s sketches and segments often go viral the next day. Over the years, cast members have included Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Kate McKinnon, Seth Meyers, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, and many more, as well as recurring guests such as Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy and Steve Martin. From executive producer Lorne Michaels, “SNL” is widely considered an American late-night institution and continues to earn critical praise.
First episode date: 11 October 1975
No. of episodes: 859 (list of episodes)
Albert Brooks Books
2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America is the first novel by American actor and comedian Albert Brooks.
Originally published: 1 May 2011
Author: Albert Brooks
Page count: 375
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Country: United States of America
Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction